Creating a Systematic Approach to Transportation and Lodging Assistance for Rural Cancer Care Patients

About This Grant:

Through grant funding, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center will support transportation and lodging assistance for patients travelling from rural areas for cancer care. This pilot project aims to strengthen internal controls and build capacity among seven Northern Light Health member hospitals to provide coordinated transportation and lodging assistance to patients. This project will establish a better understanding of baseline patient assistance needs across the member hospitals, allow for more accurate budgeting processes, and provide a stable and accessible funding source for patient assistance needs across all of the participating member organizations.

$40,000
2020
Access to Care
Transportation

MAINE CANCER FOUNDATION GRANTS TO THIS ORGANIZATION:

Year Grant Title Category Amount Grant Recipient
2020 COVID-19 Response Grant Patient Support $10,000 Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
2020 COVID-19 Response Grant #2 Patient Support $10,000 Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
2020 Creating a Systematic Approach to Transportation and Lodging Assistance for Rural Cancer Care Patients Access to Care, Transportation $40,000 Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
2021 Increasing Breast Cancer Screening and reducing barriers through Caring Connections at the Bangor Region YMCA Breast Cancer, Screening $40,000 Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center

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